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12 Best PEERtrainer Weight Loss Success Stories Of All Time

STACY SMITH-FOLEY, M.D. – Lost 35 LBS “I am a physician who was overweight my entire adult life until 4.5 years ago when I made a major lifestyle change following a big birthday. I lost 35 pounds using magic fridge, Cheat System, a lot of exercise and perseverance. I went from 165 to 130, from a solid size 12 to a 4 or 6 depending on brand. I now wear a bikini, do obstacle races, you name it. My life has been dramatically changed! I recommend the programs [Jackie] offer[s] to friends and patients alike.”

Why Losing 9 Pounds Is A FANTASTIC Achievement: Dr Neimark Provides A Visual

Dr. Neimark recorded a short video in response to an email I sent out. The email is just below the video: Hi- This is an amazing email I just got and I wanted to share. It is from a long time member that I will refer to as “D.” She is a member of the US Military, and it is wonderful to serve those who serve us all. The ONE thing that I would tell “D” and so many like us, is that the hard work has been done. The work she refers to in this email is the hard stuff. Adding some of the things we hammer home with CSD- shakes, soups and salads- that is the easy stuff. It...

The 7 Systems That Contribute To Total Body Stress (Your Allostatic Load)

Dear Jackie, As a medical doctor with over three decades of experience, I was truly moved by your recent post on “5 Steps to Feeling So Much Better, Despite No Motivation.” If I may build off your experience, I would like to make a few points that can help make a meaningful difference in the lives of your readers—by helping them understand the deeper mechanisms behind weight loss—and good health in general. First, weight loss and/or the maintenance of weight is an exceedingly complex hormonal, biochemical, behavioral, psychological and emotional matter—and there is no single...

5 Steps To Feeling Better, Even If You Have ZERO Motivation

I sent this note out recently, and I got a lot of great feedback from our longtime community members. As you know, the key idea of PEERtrainer is that we know a lot, but often need help following through. And I am no different!! I’ve had months of social eating and the summer schedule had me drinking lattes, too much wine, cheese and meat – non-stop. I don’t regret any of it! But…I gained 8 pounds and I was feeling terrible. I had no energy, half my clothes didn’t fit. And the wo...

Stressed Out And Angry? Not Sleeping and Snappish? Learn Dr. Neimark’s EFG Formula!

“Dear Dr. Neil, I’ve been so stressed out lately that I’m treating myself miserably, eating poorly, barely sleeping and I’m snapping at my husband and kids all the time. Help me. Janet” Dear Janet, Hang in there. Help is on its way. I can tell from the signs you’re exhibiting that you are definitely a victim of what we call an “amygdala hijacking!” The amygdala is that part of your limbic (emotional) brain that ignites the human stress response (“fight or flight response”) and it is triggered anytime you have to deal with situations or challenges that exceed your ability to...

Nutrition

What Are The Best Protein Powders? A Look At The Science

What Are The Best Protein Powders? Protein powders are for many people an ideal meal replacement. They allow one to easily “crowd out” foods that can be toxic or...

Spicy Creamy Indian Saag Recipe (people freaked about how good this was)

I made a big chicken curry dinner for about 30 people last night in Boulder. I made my 4 Step Chicken Curry, and it was amazing. But something Jackie made me do last minute...

How Berberine Helps You Lose Weight, Fight Cancer, Improve Heart Health and Boost Your Mood

Berberine is a nutrient found in plants, commonly extracted from roots, stems and bark. It has been used as a core part of Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It has also...

Health

The 7 Systems That Contribute To Total Body Stress (Your Allostatic Load)

Dear Jackie, As a medical doctor with over three decades of experience, I was truly moved by your recent post on “5 Steps to Feeling So Much Better, Despite No...

Stressed Out And Angry? Not Sleeping and Snappish? Learn Dr. Neimark’s EFG Formula!

“Dear Dr. Neil, I’ve been so stressed out lately that I’m treating myself miserably, eating poorly, barely sleeping and I’m snapping at my husband and kids all the time....

PEERtrainer Alcohol Survey Results

We just sent out this survey to see where people are with their alcohol intake, if they are trying to bring it down… and if they have brought it down, has this helped...